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The Silvertown (1873).

The Silvertown (1873).
The Silvertown (1873).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: G1146
Description: The cable-laying ship 'Silvertown' (1873) belonged to the India Rubber Gutta Percha & Telegraph Works Company. She was built as the 'Hooper' and was the first purpose-built cable layer. She enjoyed a long career, laying cables in Central and South America, Africa and the Atlantic. She was berthed in Tilbury Docks during the census of March 1901.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1901
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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